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Daily marks football history for patch with two wraps in two days

A regional daily marked football history for its patch with two front page wraparounds in as many days.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner marked Huddersfield Town’s promotion to the Premier League with a front page wraparound yesterday, following the club’s play-off final victory on Monday.

Town sealed promotion to England’s highest level of football for the first time in 45 years in a penalty shoot-out, after drawing 0-0 with Reading at Wembley Stadium.

Led by sports editor Mel Booth at Wembley, the Examiner also had four reporters and two photographers at Wembley – two of whom spent the day with the club’s fans.

Hudders wrap

The Examiner also had several staff back at the office working on its match coverage, which included a live blog.

The paper dedicated every news page yesterday to Town fan coverage as well as running a 12-page special inside.

This was followed up by a second front page wrap this morning, covering a victory parade held in the town.

Prem wrap

Editor Wayne Ankers said: “It was a tremendous team effort and I am really proud of our coverage. It was a tense and nail-biting day but everybody reacted with speed and professionalism once Town had won it.

“We had huge numbers following our coverage on the website and we have produced a first class paper which fans can keep as a memento of this historic occasion.

“It is such a huge victory – not just for the club but for the town as a whole and the Examiner will back them all the way.”

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  • May 31, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Unlike the fake news style of political party electioneering type of wrap, these two are superb additions to the paper and makes good use of the double width- broadsheet size to celebrate a big achievement for a local town.
    I’m sure this will be pulled out and kept which will also give longevity and added value for any advertisers included within the four pages
    Nice one

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